Responses to Congressional Committees (Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # EPA-HQ-2014-001035
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed. These communications are stored together and should be easily accessible.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28015386b)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2014-001035
* Requester Name: Michael Morisy
* Date Submitted: Wed Nov 13 00:00:00 EST 2013
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Requesting a copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

11/13/2013 09:36 AM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2014-001035

See attached document.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request EPA-HQ-2014-001035 has been
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
11/13/2013
* Request Long Description:
Requesting a copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed.

From: OIG_FOIA@epa.gov

Dear Mr. Morisy:
Attached is an acknowledgement letter for your recent Freedom of Information Act request to the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General.  Please contact me if you have any trouble accessing the attached document.
Sincerely,
Scott Levine

From: OIG_FOIA@epa.gov

11/19/2013 11:25 AM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2014-001035

From: OIG_FOIA@epa.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request EPA-HQ-2014-001035 has been
determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
11/13/2013
* Request Long Description:
Requesting a copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed.

From: Levine, Scott

Dear Mr. Morisy:

I am writing to seek clarification for your recent Freedom of Information Act request to the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General. You requested "a copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed" and stated that "these communications are stored together and should be easily accessible."

Are you interested in records for a certain topic, or a certain type of letter sent as part of Congressional communications? I spoke with our Congressional and Public Affairs office which would maintain these records and they were unsure what you might be seeking since you specified they are stored together and should be easily accessible. On its face, the request seems quite expansive as it covers all responses sent over a nearly six year period.

If you could provide any further clarification, it would be greatly appreciated.
Best regards,
Scott Levine

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Scott Levine
Associate Counsel / OIG FOIA Officer
Office of Inspector General, Office of Counsel
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: (202) 566-1512
Fax: (202) 566-0870
levine.scott@epa.gov

From: OIG_FOIA@epa.gov

Dear Mr. Morisy:
I am writing to seek clarification for your Freedom of Information Act request to the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General dated November 13, 2013.  You requested “a copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed” and stated that “these communications are stored together and should be easily accessible.”
We have attempted to contact you on numerous occasions regarding clarification to this request but have not received any response.
Are you interested in records for a certain topic, or a certain type of letter sent as part of Congressional communications?  I spoke with our Congressional and Public Affairs office which would maintain these records and they were unsure what you might be seeking since you specified they are stored together and should be easily accessible. On its face, the request seems quite expansive as it covers all responses sent over a nearly six year period.
If you could provide any further clarification, it would be greatly appreciated. Since we have made a number of attempts to contact you regarding this request and have not heard back, if we do not hear from you within twenty days we will administratively close your request.
You may contact us at OIG_FOIA@epa.gov , call (202) 566-1512, or fax (202) 566-0870.
Thank you.

From: OIG_FOIA@epa.gov

Please see the attached letter regarding your FOIA request.

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